The above Sparkly Green Oval Necklace is one such example. Its magical disk was originally one of those 5″ wide x 3 3/8″ high promotional magnets you may have received in the mail from various charities. I experimented with adding fantasy enamels and glitter-filled resin to the disk, thinking it would make a beautiful large magnet. Unfortunately, my embellishment effort made the rather weak magnet so heavy that it could no longer hold itself up!
It was otherwise so lovely, I felt compelled to put it to another–likely even better–use. I put black adhesive-backed felt on its backside, drilled 8 holes along its edges, attached an adjustable neck chain and six matching beaded fringe-like dangles, and voila! It became a statement-piece Sparkly Green Oval Necklace!
This lightweight necklace is designed to hang at mid-chest, perfect for wearing on a simple tunic top or dress. It will definitely be a eye-catching conversation starter, generating a lot of interest and questions about its creation.
Making this necklace inspired me to apply this technique to more jewelry creations.
The above Black Unicorn is 3.25 inches wide x 4 inches high. To create it, I embellished a fiberboard unicorn cutout in the same manner as the oval disk, adding an iridized rhinestone for its eye. Originally, I planned to turn it into a magnet. However, a few friends thought it would make a better pin, so that’s what it became.
I created a similar Gray Unicorn at the same time that also became a dazzling statement pin.
All three of these magical creations are available for sale on my website. If you want any of them, you’d better snap them up quickly!
Please leave a comment on this post to let me know what you think of these new beauties. Watch for more jewelry items inspired by these designs. Earrings, anyone?